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Rebecca Kidman

Birmingham

Female

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  • Comment on: 'As a carer and mum I stay organised, for them and me'

    Rebecca Kidman's comment 17 July, 2015 7:59 pm

    This is so lovely, positive and hopeful for students and those considering a career in nursing to know that it is possible. Thank you.

  • Comment on: Why are so many student nurses experiencing “bad” placements?

    Rebecca Kidman's comment 22 January, 2015 2:17 pm

    I think the most recent plans for a University to go completely electronic with their assessment procedures is brilliant, as it will streamline the whole student placement experience and I hope it rolls out nationally. Real time feedback will be great for communication and this student could feedback her concerns electronically perhaps, which might be a little easier and it's documented. I always feel there should be much structure to student placement experiences. For example a signed contract between placement and mentor that must be filled in prior and with a clear meeting before the placement starts, outlining expectations and responsibilities that are clear to all. I also don't think anyone should be forced to be a mentor as not everyone should be. I think there should be more rigorous procedures in place for mentors to be of a good quality. A quality standard, if you will. Teachers are graded by OFSTED and I think clinical mentors should have their own. The mentors for me, can make or break an experience.

  • Comment on: Why are so many student nurses experiencing “bad” placements?

    Rebecca Kidman's comment 21 January, 2015 10:51 am

    I think the most recent plans for a University to go completely electronic with their assessment procedures is brilliant, as it will streamline the whole student placement experience and I hope it rolls out nationally. Real time feedback will be great for communication and this student could feedback her concerns electronically perhaps, which might be a little easier and it's documented. I always feel there should be much structure to student placement experiences. For example a signed contract between placement and mentor that must be filled in prior and with a clear meeting before the placement starts, outlining expectations and responsibilities that are clear to all. I also don't think anyone should be forced to be a mentor as not everyone should be. I think there should be more rigorous procedures in place for mentors to be of a good quality. A quality standard, if you will. Teachers are graded by OFSTED and I think clinical mentors should have their own. The mentors for me, can make or break an experience.

  • Comment on: How I'm going to get through the last eight months of university

    Rebecca Kidman's comment 6 January, 2015 9:27 pm

    A beautiful reflective piece Lucy. You're going to be great, I think the key is just to try take one day a time and try not to be overwhelmed by the bigger picture. Or at least that is the approach I try for, although I still become overwhelmed from time to time which is a natural feeling to have. It all goes so quickly.

  • Comment on: Student nurse to host mental health day for nursing students on twitter

    Rebecca Kidman's comment 24 September, 2014 11:23 am

    Hi Anon,

    This was down to the availability of myself next week as I'm currently on placement. This is the first time a whole takeover has been done and your comment will be taken into consideration next time. It ties in with my first blog for Mental Health which will be published on Monday 29th. Thanks.

    Becky